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Prestigious designer brands in New York, London, Milan, and Paris showcase their newest designs in runway shows during Fall and Winter Fashion Week.
by Jordan Jones
New York started off fashion week from February 9th through the 15th. New York Fashion week consists of primarily U.S. based Fashion Houses, including Coach, Michael Kors, Vivienne Tam, and Tory Burch.
The looks of this season for New York were heavily Camp: (an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value.) and theatre inspired, explained on the Dapper Confidential. This style was shown quite creatively with the use of food motifs. Still some brands stuck with more of a sophisticated sleekness with garments having clean lines, neutral colors with pops of metallics, and models had slick hair and red lipstick. Based on the fashion looks displayed from New York’s fashion week, fashion experts claim that the upcoming fall fashion trends will include the return of leather, bows, the long black dress, as well as lots of metallics and sequins. Explained by Amy Synnott, AARP in The Most Wearable Trends From New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2023 Shows.
When shown looks from New York’s Fashion Week Senior Sheldon Shaw who is not too fond of the fashion scene said that “I get it’s art, but it’s just not practical for people to wear every day because the clothes aren’t functional.”
London Fashion Week followed from February 17th through the 24th. The most highly anticipated shows were from the fashion houses of J.W. Anderson, Burberry, and Vivienne Westwood’s tribute show for her passing. The J.W. Anderson show did not disappoint. According to The Zoe Report J.W. Anderson was the “Master of Modern Surrealism amongst designers in this week of shows.”
The Vivienne Westwood show was the first since the designers passing on December 29th 2022. This was the last piece of work she had designed before her death. Because of this, many designers and A-list celebrities gathered for this show to see the last of her work. Some included Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Moss, and they were all decked out in clothing from the brand. Senior and fashion enthusiast at Walnut Grove Kristopher Simon has “found a special liking to the brand Vivienne Westwood.” He even showed off his silver Vivienne Westwood Necklace.
Burberry, another high tier fashion house brand, was amongst the high hitters for this week of shows. This was the first show under the new creative directorship of Daniel Lee, the previous director of Bottega Venneta. According to the New York Times, the fashion community is calling his leadership “The Big Burberry Reset.”
Images courtesy of The Guardian
Milan, Italy’s shows were from February 21st through the 27th. The prominent shows of this week were from the fashion houses of Gucci, Bottega Venneta, Diesel, and Prada. Milan had the biggest turnout of A-list celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, A$AP Rocky, and J-Balvin. The key takeaway trends were big belts, shrugged jackets, distressed denim, and split sleeves as mentioned by The Fashionista. Junior Avionna Rosario-Charles mentioned that “My favorite part of these (Milan’s fashion looks) are the trench coats.”
Images courtesy of The Guardian
Paris Fashion Week ended the fall/winter fashion circuit with shows from the world’s most prestigious brands. Paris is home to many of these top designer brands such as Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Dior. The most talked about shows were from the fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior. In this years shows tailored designs seemed to be a commonality across brands.
During this final week of shows Louis Vuitton announced that “Euphoria” and “Dune” star Zendaya would be their newest ambassador. As she and legendary stylist Law Roach sat front row at the show dress in LV’s latest designs.
After viewing looks from Chanel’s show Senior Ty’esha Brown said that it was “cool, I would wear their stuff” She further explained that Chanel is one of her favorite designer brands, and that she really likes how they use tweed fabric for their clothes.
Freshman, Amrielle Lavia likes the dressy looks of Chanel, one of the brands she was familiar with, and the accessories they used. She additionally added that “[she] likes fashion week because everyone gets to see the designs and things outside of their comfort zone, and the designers get to inspire the people.”
Images courtesy of The Guardian and Vogue
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